earth day


To mark Earth Day, President Obama will tour the Everglades, and then deliver a speech. I’m sure he’ll say all the right things about making sure the planet is inhabitable for our children and grandchildren. Then he’ll continue opening up previously off-limit waters to deep water offshore drilling.

That’s what happens when big money takes over the political process…

Today on the show, we dealt with climate change. I spoke with Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Director of Broward County’s (FL) Environmental Planning & Community Resilience Division of the Environmental Protections & Growth Management Department, who’ll be at the speech today.

In the second hour, Greg Palast returned to the show to tell us about his investigations into a number of oil “spills” around the globe – from Alaska to Azerbaijan to the Gulf of Mexico.

He gives us some fascinating information in his latest article, “Chelsea Manning and the Deepwater Horizon Killings,” and this week is offering free downloads of his latest documentary, Vultures & Vote Rustlers, which includes his Deepwater Horizon report.

Don’t forget, today is the last day to submit public comments to the EPA on their proposed changes to the  National Contingency Plan for Oil Spills. All the info, including sample language for your comments, and the direct link to submit them are here.

And finally, I leave you with “The Oil Song 2010” by singer/songwriter Steve Forbert. 

I’ll be back tomorrow with the author of Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir and Howie Klein returns! … radio or not!